I was then afraid, lest, by inculcating these things so often, I
should incur their hatred and their suspicions, as if I were of our enemies'
party, and should run into the danger of being seized by them, and slain;
since they were already possessed of Antonia, which was the citadel; so
I retired into the inner court of the temple. Yet did I go out of the temple
again, after Manahem and the principal of the band of robbers were put
to death, when I abode among the high priests and the chief of the Pharisees.
But no small fear seized upon us when we saw the people in arms, while
we ourselves knew not what we should do, and were not able to restrain
the seditious. However, as the danger was directly upon us, we pretended
that we were of the same opinion with them, but only advised them to be
quiet for the present, and to let the enemy go away, still hoping that
Gessius [Florus] would not be long ere he came, and that with great forces,
and so put an end to these seditious proceedings.